Several Acadiana teams participated in Gonzales wrestling tournament

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Jan 23, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Health's released a statement Saturday regarding a COVID-19 outbreak traced to a wrestling tournament held in Gonzales earlier this month.

The following Acadiana schools participated in both the tournament in Gonzales the weekend of January 15th, according to websites reflecting the scores from the tournament, and a tournament held in Lafayette Saturday, January 23rd:

Comeaux High, Rayne High, Southside High, and Teurlings Catholic High

Both Comeaux High and Teurlings reported that they pulled anyone from today's tournament who went to the Gonzales tournament.

Acadia Parish School Board superintendent Scott Richard said he couldn't get into specifics, but says they are working through the process of contact tracing and quarantining. When asked if any student who attended the Gonzales event also attended today's Lafayette event, he said he couldn't comment on specific cases but they were following all the steps necessary in regards to notification and quarantining.

We have not been able to get anyone with Southside High, and the Lafayette Parish School Board's spokesperson did not return messages or emails for comment.

In addition, there were several schools in attendance at the tournament at Comeaux High who were not at the Gonzales event including Carencro, Lafayette High, and STM.

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